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Kat Von D celebrates 10 years of sobriety

Kat Von D

Los Angeles, July 9 (UITV/IANS)- American musician and tattoo artist Kat Von D says that she is celebrating 10 years of sobriety.

The tattoo artist, 35, took to Instagram on Friday to commemorate a special anniversary. "Today I celebrate 10 years of sobriety," she wrote, along with a black heart

emoticon, reports people.com.

Von D has been open about her previous struggle with substance abuse, telling an L.A. radio show in 2016 that people make mistakes but can always redeem

themselves when talking of former boyfriend Jessie James.

"I am a believer that we're all human and we're all capable of making mistakes," she said.

"I think if I were to be crucified for my drug addiction three years ago now, it would be hard to live with that. I'm sober now, and it's awesome. But I have made mistakes,

too. I've got a lot of respect for Jesse and how he handled it," she added.

In 2012, she told Rosie O'Donnell on The Rosie Show that she quit drinking when she realised it was getting in the way of tattooing.

"I'm a pretty disciplined person, but I had made a promise to myself that if there was ever anything getting in the way of my ability to tattoo that I would cut it out," she